A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (via marriage)
a. stepbrother
Antes tenía puras hermanas, pero ahora que se volvió a casar mi papá tengo un hermanastro.I used to have only sisters, but now that my dad got remarried I have a stepbrother.
2. (relative)
a. half brother
Roberto es mi hermanastro porque tenemos el mismo papá, pero mamás diferentes.Roberto is my half brother because we have the same dad, but different moms.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (via marriage)
a. stepsiblings
José consiguió seis hermanastros nuevos cuando su mamá se casó con su padrastro.Jose got six new stepsiblings when his mother married his stepfather.
4. (relatives)
a. half siblings
Tengo dos hermanastros de parte de mi papá.I have two half siblings on my dad's side.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (medio hermano)
a. half brother, half sister
2. (hijo del padrastro/de la madrastra)
a. stepbrother, stepsister
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hermanastroa hermanastra
(con padre o madre común) half brother/sister; (sin vínculo sanguíneo) stepbrother/stepsister;
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